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Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de l'isle de Saint-Domingue, : avec des figures en taille-douce


Published 1776
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[2], xxxi, [1], 374, [2] p., 10 folded leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. (8vo)
Author given as "le P. Nicolson" in the Approbation on p. 374

Added engraved title page reads: Essai sur l'histoire naturelle de St. Domingue

Colophon reads: De l'Imprimerie d'Antoine Boudet, imprimeur du Roi

Chapter VII, p. 365-371, includes information on Taino Indian fetishes, pottery and wood-carving; plates no. 9 and 10 give pictorial examples

Text primarily in French with Latin botanical names

Signatures: pi1 A-B ²A-Z 2A

Engraved printer's ornament on title page; head and tail pieces; initials

Sabin

Pritzel

Bissainthe, M. Dict. de bib. haïtienne

Brown, J.C. Cat., 1493-1800

John Carter Brown Library copy 1 bound in contemporary full mottled calf

John Carter Brown Library copy 1 has plate numbers printed on the right hand side

John Carter Brown Library copy 2 quarter bound in contemporary calf with marbled paper boards

John Carter Brown Library copy 2 acquired with the assistance of the Harper Fund

John Carter Brown Library copy 2 has additional hand-colored plate bound after title page leaf, not mentioned in text; plate numbers printed on the left hand side

Provenance of the John Carter Brown Library copy 2: J.D.: labels pasted onto engraved title and title page leaves


Publisher A Paris : Chez Gobreau, libraire, Quai des Augustins, à Saint Jean-Baptiste
Year 1776
Pages 442
Language French; Latin
Call number b4495557
Digitizing sponsor John Carter Brown Library
Book contributor John Carter Brown Library
Collection jcbhaiti; JohnCarterBrownLibrary; americana
Notes Copy 1

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